Tour code: 3547LAVENDERTOUR
Witness the unimaginable beauty of Provence’s lavender fields on this 9-hour trip from Marseille. In a small group, visit the delightful bohemian town of Aix-en-Provence and travel through Valensole Plateau. Marvel at the endless, undulating fields of lavender and soak up the distinct fragrance that perfumes the air, particularly in the middle of summer. Stop in Valensole village to pick up a bouquet and some essential oils to take home!       

Highlights

  • Full-day Provence lavender fields tour from Marseille
  • Visit Aix-en-Provence’s bustling markets and spend time at leisure in the pretty town
  • Stop for photos in the magnificent lavender fields of Valensole Plateau
  • Enjoy the heady scents of lavender and thyme while exploring Valensole village
  • Shop for lavender flowers and essential oils in Valensole’s quaint boutiques
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Provence Lavender Fields and Aix-en-Provence Tour from Marseille

Provence Lavender Fields and Aix-en-Provence Tour from Marseilles

In the morning, meet your guide at Marseille’s Old Port and board a comfortable minivan for your full-day tour. As you make the 45-minute drive north to Aix-en-Provence, learn a bit about the chic university town with ancient Roman roots. 

You’ll have three hours in Aix to independently explore. Get some tips from your guide before you head off to visit Aix’s diverse markets, green spaces and cosmopolitan boulevards lined with boutiques, cafés and eateries. Have a leisurely lunch (own expense) before reconvening with your group for the next leg of the excursion – a journey through Provence’s lavender country.

Drink in the signature beauty of the Valensole Plateau as you course through the painted hills. In Valensole – a Latin-based word meaning ‘valley of the sun’ – the Mediterranean climate combines with fertile earth to create a perfect environment for growing lavender and almond trees. Breathe in the perfumed breeze as you snap photos and wander through the streets of Valensole village, a lovely hillside town where you can purchase bursting bouquets of lavender or some essential oils.  

Your Provençal tour ends with a relaxing ride back to your departure point in Marseille. You’ll arrive by late-afternoon. 

Customer Reviews

Pang W

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2014

Overall is a good trip. Anyway Lavender was not blooming during our visit.
The tour guide is quite nice but the only thing is he look like unpatient during the way back.

Helen H

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2013

We loved Aix-en-Provence . We did get a good walking tour first to get the lie of the land, so to speak.
The Lavender fields were disappointing because the buds hadn't opened - not anyone's fault, of course but an alternative could have been offered.The following drive around to a couple of villages seemed a bit aimless (partly because one village was closed off) |We were asked what we would like instead but didn't know the area.
It was very annoying to be dropped so far from the hotel. We were told this was because the road was closed but there was traffic still going in both directions. (I think it was to be closed off later for the music festival). I feel you should stick to promised arrangements.
We had quite a bit of extra distance to walk because we weren't actually staying at the hotel. It would be much better to be picked up and dropped off at our accommodation, instead of having to make our way through rowdy crowds, after walking the extra distance. Also, the vehicle was much too crowded.
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